Pictures of Rashes

Skin Rash Pictures Could Help Diagnosis

Pictures of rashes cannot begin to convey the pain and suffering that go along with having rashes, but it's possible they could be helpful in talking to your physician about your symptoms and getting a good skin rash diagnosis.

Let's take a look at some skin rash pictures while also looking at the symptoms of rashes. We've also provided some natural home remedies that could provide some relief.

First, I must warn you ... these photos are very painful to look at. I am very sorry for the suffering that skin rashes can cause, and hope our information can be helpful to you.

As you can see, there are many different ways the skin can become inflamed, and for this reason we recommend you get help as soon as you can from your doctor or health care practitioner.

Pictures of Rashes - Shingles Rash

pictures of rashes

The VZV, or Varicella zoster virus, is the virus responsible for the cause of shingles.

Sensitive skin or a burning sensation on the skin could be the first symptoms, followed by a painful red blisters and rash across the skin.

Your physician will likely prescribe antiviral drugs if you have a skin rash diagnosis of shingles, to encourage healing and perhaps a separate drug to help with the pain associated with shingles.

Some people find that home remedies and nutritional supplements can aid in the recovery process, however please consult with your health practitioner since even natural remedies and herbs may have side effects or may interact with medications.

People with sensitive skin often need to go slowly to not overwhelm your body with a lot of different treatments at once. Always do a skin test before applying anything new to your skin, especially when you have a rash.

Natural remedies for shingles include:

  • 1,000mg Methylsulfonylmethane, MSM, two times per day for pain
  • Vitamin C 2,000mg or up to 4,000mg per day
  • Capsaisin cream - always do a skin test first to see how your body reacts
  • Apple cider vinegar - apply topically, this is a very affordable remedy
  • Lysine supplement 3,000mg per day in three separate doses. No milk products can be consumed while taking Lysine.
  • Tai Chi - this is a gentle form of Chinese exercise which can be very beneficial for many health conditions.
  • Proteolytic enzymes - these are natural anti-inflammatories
  • Topical mixture of aloe vera gel with small amount cayenne pepper mixed in

Pictures of Rashes - Strep Rash

Group A streptococcus is the bacteria that causes strep throat, also referred to as scarlet fever. The red rash typically appears at the back of the throat and is accompanied by pain when swallowing or difficulty swallowing. Strep rash, red and textured, can also show up on the torso and on the arms or legs.

We couldn't find skin rash pictures of strep rash, but we'll keep looking.

Physicians who provide a skin rash diagnosis of strep would most likely recommend an antibiotic for the course of 7 to 10 days.

Natural remedies for strep rash:

  • Toast soaked in vinegar put in mouth and suck out vinegar, swallow and eat toast
  • Honey
  • Sunflower oil
  • Hot lemonade
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Angelica stems chew
  • Chamomile tea
  • Essential oils rub onto throat area and cover with warm towel
  • Gargle with warm salt water
  • Essential oils put few drops into hot boiling water and then breathe in the vapors

Please note: - Pure essential oils have many natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects, but they are potent natural medicines and so if you are sensitive, please do a skin test before using them.

Many brands of essential oils claim to be organic or natural but have added perfumes which can produce allergic reactions. Please do your research and find a good quality essential oil that does not contain hidden additives or perfumes.

Skin Rash Pictures - Lupus Rash

The rash associated with lupus appears as a butterfly-shaped rash across the face or can appear as lesions on the surface of the skin. Exposure to direct sunlight can cause the rash to spread or worsen. Certain drugs can also increase a lupus rash in some people.

The following skin rash pictures show the lupus rash on the face and body.

lupus face rash
lupus body rash

Anti-malaria medication is often prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of lupus rash. Steroids, both topical and oral, are also typically prescribed.

Natural remedies for lupus rash:

  • Lower stress by relaxing, exercising, meditating
  • Increase intake of foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Willow bark extract 5 ml orally three times per day
  • Burdock supplement
  • Black walnut supplement
  • Decrease beef intake
  • Flaxseed oil food or supplement
  • Colloidal silver
  • Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water per day

Pictures of Rashes - Food Allergy Rash

Food allergy rashes are, many times, associated with an allergic reaction to milk, strawberries, wheat, fish, eggs, melons, soy, shellfish, tomatoes, nuts, pineapple, or specifically peanuts. These rashes can appear as hives, welts, scratchy itchy skin, blisters, or eczema. Contact dermatitis can occur if your skin comes into direct contact with an allergy-causing food.

Treatment recommended by a physician could include application of a topical steroid cream to the affected skin areas, cold compresses, and an antihistamine ingested orally.

Food Allergy Rash
Food Allergy Rash

Natural remedies to treat food allergy rashes:

  • Avoid the foods that cause the rash
  • Cassia leaf paste applied to hives
  • Olive oil applied to affected area
  • Sandalwood paste
  • Holy basil juice topical
  • Cell salt solutions - oral

Pictures of Rashes - Poison Ivy Rash

Ouch! Where I grew up this was a common rash which would appear soon after walking in the woods.

The skin coming into contact with urushiol, the oil resin found in poison sumac, poison ivy, or poison oak, causes poison ivy rash. The skin will be red, irritated, itchy, and swollen. Blisters will also occur in some cases. Take a look at the pictures of rashes below to see what poison ivy can look like.

poison ivy rash picture

Natural remedies, such as soaking in an oatmeal bath and applying cold compresses to the affected areas, are usually effective. There are some cases when the blisters spread that your physician may recommend an oral steroid.

Pictures of Rashes - Dry Skin Rash

Psoriasis, eczema, xerosis, and contact dermatitis are all considered dry skin rashes. Symptoms include flaking skin, itchy, red skin, dry cracked skin, and patches of silvery scales.

These types of rashes can be very painful. Causes of dry skin rashes include vitamin deficiencies, cold weather, environmental pollution, excessive exposure to the sun, and in some cases, makeup usage.

These pictures of rashes show you what dry skin could look like.

Dry Skin Rash
Dry Skin Rash

Hydrocortisone creams or moisturizing creams like Eucerin or Aquaphor can give some relief according to physicians.

Natural remedies for dry skin rashes:

  • Oatmeal baths
  • Vitamin E open capsules and put on affected area
  • Almond oil, avocado oil, or olive oil directly on skin
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Eating fresh vegetables, fruits, and fish rich in Omega 3s
  • Ripe banana mashed and applied to skin
  • Baking powder applied directly can help the itch
  • Cold compresses dipped in chamomile tea
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Pictures of Rashes - Childhood Rashes

Childhood rashes are either bacterial or viral in nature. Most are harmless, but a few could potentially be dangerous to your child, so it's important that you have a physician look at your child rather than depending on skin rash pictures online to make an accurate skin rash diagnosis.

Childhood Rashes

Skin rashes that can affect children include:

  • Chicken pox or Varicella itchy red rash over torso, face, and appendages; blisters form, rupture, and then scab over
  • Measles or Paramyxovirus eye redness, brown rash starts around face and behind the ears, then moves to neck and down the body to the thighs; eventually it can reach the feet
  • Strep throat or Scarlet Fever red rash over the body that is also bumpy
  • Roseola lesions over the trunk of the body, arms and legs that are flat or raised and pink in color
  • Impetigo small itchy blisters on the skin that break open and cause red patches on the skin surface

There are a few skin rashes that could potentially be harmful to your child, so we should again mention that it's important to see your pediatrician if your child develops a rash.

One of the best skin care remedies for rashes is Skin Doctor. Natural ingredients promote healthier skin while healing the skin from within the body. It's 100% homeopathic, so children and adults alike can benefit.

Natural remedies for childhood rashes vary greatly, but many of the natural remedies mentioned above could provide relief for some of the skin rashes listed here.

Pictures of rashes can be wonderful tools for helping you to narrow down your skin rash, but don't depend strictly on skin rash pictures to determine what type of skin rash you have. See your physician or health care provider, and then make your treatment decisions based on the type of rash you actually have.


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